1.3MILLION people were fined last year for wrongly trying to claim NHS prescriptions for free The number of people fined for wrongly trying to claim free NHS prescriptions topped more than 1.3 million last year.
A total of 1,379,957 penalty notices were issued across England in 2018 – which is a third more than last year and a 60 per cent increase from three years earlier.
Figures show that 1,052,430 were penalised in 2017, which was an increased from 864,366 in 2016.
The shocking statistics come amid a government crackdown on prescription fraud, which experts believe costs the NHS £256million annually. The Daily Mail